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Thread: THE HEART OF A CEPH: Repot of my small darling

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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Alex, the reason he was repotting was because his soil mixture wasn't not ideal for an established plant. It was holding too much water (100% sphag) after the cutting had sprouted. Otherwise, that is a good method for transplanting a ceph if you are overly concerned about root disturbance; however, I wouldn't do this every time as you would want some "fresh" media every couple years.

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    I just repotted mine about mid August. It's pitchers were all gone cause the soil had broken down from two years of use! It had no problem reestablishing itself. It now has like 8 new pitchers.

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    yeah...It is going to be really interesting to see the antics of this plant after this experience. well, I guess its a learning opportunity. BTW...yeah.... I just slid the plant out of the old pot by the edges and GOT THE entire media ball + plant from which I carefully whisked the media away cutting inwards with each swoop.

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    Hey vraev, I think you repotted our Cephs on the same day!

    Mine was heart-in-the-throat!! The leaves and pitchers of my new Cephs became limp when potted into my leca/peat mix. I tested the water from washing the leca last night and it was like 330ppm!!! My tap water is only 74ppm. I repotted 3 Cephs and flushed another 2 pots with distilled water. I only have enough distilled water for flushing 2 pots. This morning, the leaves and pitchers firmed up with the plants in their new media of perlite/peat. PHEW!!!

    But I did lose one really really large Ceph which is down to two stumps. I broke it into two and they will become cuttings instead.

    I know I must be mad.
    Cindy

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    wow....seeing that 330pm would have made you soo shocked and panicky didn't it?? lol! finally who understands my reasons of anxiety. lol! this plant is very very rare to get and repotting it is among the fears of owning a ceph...especially when it seems to grow somewhat. Cindy, why don't u get distilled water from the grocery store? I get mine at 0.99$ for 4L. Well....as of right now...in the past 5 hrs, the plant looks stil the same, the pitchers are gaping wide without sign of clousure, the leaves still look the same firm-ness. Well....lets see.

    good luckk with the cuttings. I know, I saw an opportunity to seperate this part from which small baby pitchers were growing. It had its own growth point, its own independent roots. But, I was doing enough to disturb it already..so I let it be.

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    I understand being concerned with a prized plant when repotting, but dang! That original post was almost long enough to be a short Cephalotus novel.

    I'd say most CPs are very tolerant of repotting, and this includes Cephalotus. Whenever I repot a plant, I just take the entire chunk of soil as one piece and place that inside a bigger pot, filling in the spaces with new soil (I believe someone previously mentioned this in this post). I've repotted several Cephs this way and none of them have showed any visible signs of stress.

    So in fewer words: Stress less bro!

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    lol! I know you guys must be like "this dude really needs a life." lol!...but...well....I guess you do "EMBELLISH the truth a bit while writing". I owe that skill to the writing section on various tests. lol! but well...u gotta see the reason I was so worried..lol! I had this plant since march ending....grew slowly for a while...moved and then later its growth stopped for 3 monts...came back up...but all the old plant died as the new part was growing. Then when its again back on track...I am doing a major change of COMPLETE removal of media as If I had used some of the existing moss around the plant, it would completely negate the purpose of giving it an airy mix as this. So yeah...no regrets. It seems to be fine. I'll know in a while.

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    It is thought by some experts that the failed repotting of a cephalotus can potentially, in rare cases, alter the orbit of the planet and doom it to a gradual, inescapable death-spiral into the sun, wiping out all life and boiling away the oceans within mere decades.

    These guys were just too polite to say anything about it.

    So, yeah, no pressure, just, FYI...

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